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Join Friends of Art

We invite you to become a member of the Museum’s Friends of Art.

Membership in the Friends of Art provides critical support to the Museum’s vibrant exhibitions and educational programs, including noontime art talks, musical performances, and special events held throughout the year. When you become a member of the Friends of Art, you will receive the Museum’s calendar of events and can participate in the College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Program. Museum members also receive a discount on publications and museum merchandise. View a complete list of participating museums.


Become a Volunteer Docent

The Colby Museum welcomes thousands of visitors each year, including schoolchildren from all across Maine. Volunteer docents provide invaluable support in engaging these visitors and have the opportunity to inspire a lifelong love of art in thousands of students.

No previous knowledge or experience is needed to become a docent, only a love of learning! As part of the docent program, participants will enjoy benefits such as access to Colby College classes and libraries, Museum gift shop discounts, social gatherings, and field trips.

As a docent, you will be surrounded by art, improve your public speaking skills, and be an essential part of a team that is deeply committed to art and the Central Maine community.

Docent training is is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 16 through Friday, Jan 20, 2017, from 10am to 4pm each day. This will be a week-long intensive training course with instruction in art history, teaching, and storytelling techniques. To sign up for training or for more information, please contact Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of School and Teacher Programs Margaret Aiken, at 207.859.5623 or mmaiken@colby.edu. RSVP by Monday, January 9, 2017.